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Gillette Hosts Sixth Annual Energy Summit

The sixth annual WBR Energy Summit kicked off Tuesday afternoon with a bus tour of the Integrated Test Center (ITC) and test well site near Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of...

Bills to secure miners’ health benefits lack Wyo pol support

Trucks pass in front of the Kemmerer Mine, the slopes and faces of which can be seen in the background. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./Wyofile)   By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com Two bills to protect retired Wyoming coal miners’ healthcare...
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Gordon Fuming Over Results of Coal Study

Governor Mark Gordon isn’t happy with the results of a recent coal study, which has a regional utility company considering early-retirement for coal-fired power plants in southeast Wyoming. The study was carried out by PacifiCorp,...

Clean Coal Technologies Signs Agreement with UW

The University of Wyoming (UW) and Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. (CCTI) announced a new agreement today that is being lauded as a critical next step in developing a cleaner burning coal in the Powder...

Fallen Wyoming coal giants tangled in high-finance feud

Train tracks and houses on the edge of Kemmerer, where many work in a nearby coal mine. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile) By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com Two fallen Wyoming coal giants are caught at the center of a a...

Drilling Begins on Carbon Storage Test Well Near Gillette

According to the University of Wyoming, drilling has begun on a test well at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station near Gillette to determine the suitability of underground geologic formations for commercial carbon...

Wyoming Economy Shows Continued Improvement

Despite a seemingly stalled national economic climate, Wyoming’s economy continues to improve, according to a report from the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division. Employment growing Total employment grew by 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018...

President’s Executive Orders Impact the Cowboy State

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Wednesday, April 10, that could have major impacts on energy and environmental policy in the United States, and more directly on Wyoming. “I am delighted President Trump issued...

Strata Achieves a Major Milestone in Regulatory Approval Process

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Land Quality Division has approved Strata Energy’s Permit to Mine (PTM) amendment to change the way uranium is mined at the company’s Lance Projects located on the northeast...

Blackjewel to pay County $17M in Unpaid Taxes

Blackjewel, LLC, has entered into a monthly payment plan with Campbell County to clear itself of over $17 million in taxes from 2018 and future taxes for 2019. The coal company is expected to make...